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Pigeons defecating on Swiss Cottage Library windows is ‘risk to health’

New roof netting for 1960s building to stop birds

18 January, 2018 — By Geoffrey Sawyer

CAMDEN Council fears pigeons defecating on windows of Swiss Cottage Library could be a threat to public health. Officials are planning to put new netting on the roof of the 1960s Avenue Road building – designed by Sir Basil Spence – to prevent them nesting “The birds are presenting a risk to the health of employees and members of the public due to the fouling of louvre windows, which provide ventilation to the library,” a report said.


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